My Active Work Life is here to help you feel better at work, both physically and mentally, by showing you simple and easy things that we can all do as part of a busy lifestyle to move more whilst we’re in work – even if you’re sat down for most of the day.
Moving more at work can help you to:
Everyone can get from being a little bit more active – even if you don’t feel that you’re ‘sporty’ or ‘active’, and you actually don’t need to do that much physical activity to start feeling some of these benefits!
What’s on this page…
We’ve put together a pick’n’mix selection of options and ideas to get you moving more at work, including:
Have a look around and see what’s on offer…
Your place of work might look a bit different at the moment – many workers across Merseyside are now switching on their computer from the comfort of their own four walls rather than heading into the office. This change in our daily routine can seem strange, and it’s tempting to move around less in your home, especially if you’re doing work in your PJs!
But there’s still lots that you can do when you’re at home to keep moving throughout the working day. We’ve pulled together a few simple suggestions and resources below that you could look at doing as part of your new routine. The key is doing something that you enjoy, and mixing it up with different activities or goals:
The team here at MSP has also pulled together a COVID-19 Being Active page with further links and resources, including suggested exercises for those with families and for those looking for something more gentle.
Being active at work doesn’t mean:
It’s just about building more movement in to your daily routine, especially if you spend most of your day sat at your desk or in meetings.
Can’t go for a walking meeting? Make it an active one! See our video and table-top guide below…
Our quick to read and inspiring My Active Work Life newsletter is available every two months, and you can get it straight to your inbox by signing up using the link below. As part of the newsletter we share some top-tips, ideas to spice up the office and info about local events that we think you might be interested in.
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Table tennis is a really popular activity in the workplace – great for letting off a bit of steam and socialising with your colleagues. You don’t even need a table tennis table to play, as MSP have table tennis ‘instant sets’ that you can borrow for your workplace – check out the video below and contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in getting involved.
Check out our range of inspiring videos that we’ve put together, showing some fun games and activities that you can try with your colleagues at work or during your lunch break
Download our 3 minute workout sheets, with ideas of short and simple movements that you can do on your chair or next to your desk - we've put together a 'gentle' and 'harder' option
Pass this information on to your manager or HR team and we can come and meet with them to see how we can help
A handy guide to show you what technology you can access to help you keep track of your daily step count
Walk or run 26.2 miles over the course of a month and track your progress using our print-out chart